As your boat sails into an unknown stretch of water, you begin to see islands dotting the horizon. In 1701 A.D., a time of exploration and expansion, you are invited to colonize one of these islands and begin your creation of a medieval metropolis. Set in the 18th century, the single-player "continuous gameplay" mode focuses on a time when pirates and plundering are at their peak. Your job is to grow your new civilization among such threats by creating armies and navies to protect your people and your lands.
Unfortunately, bad buccaneers and enemy nations are not the only menace you face, as volcanoes and tornadoes do occur on the islands. Civilians rely on you to make sure they have the things they need, and if they are not happy they will let you know by throwing rocks, starting riots, and picketing. Your townsfolk are skilled in collecting food and manufacturing goods, provided they have access to the necessary buildings needed for each product. For example, to catch fish you need a fisherman's hut and roads connecting the business to a warehouse. Your citizens can create many items and objects including weapons, clothing, chocolate, perfume, tobacco, and wool.
To expand your colony to other islands, you might have to overcome indigenous people, or other nations who are unwilling of "share" their property. You may negotiate terms, or play dirty by engaging in sabotage and spying. If you prefer a non-violent society, a "Playground" is available where competition is just an option. The "Scenario" mode features a variety of missions and objectives to accomplish. Cooperative or competitive multiplayer action is available through a LAN or Internet connection. ~ Gracie Leach, All Game Guide
|Anno 1701 [European Release]||PC|
|Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery||Nintendo DS|